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Galax HOF Extreme 50S PCIe 5.0 SSD Claims Transfers at 12.4 GB/s

galaxy today announced The new HOF Extreme 50S PCIe 5.0 SSD has been featured on Chinese social media site Weibo. What’s the difference between the ‘S’? According to Galax’s internal tests, the new models deliver read and write speeds of up to 12.4 GB/s and 11.8 GB/s respectively.The report shows that these drives are Capable of 1,500K IOPS.

We covered the HOF Extreme 50 drives in March, so you might think you’ve already heard of these Galax Hall of Fame SSDs. But now component manufacturers are adding an “S” suffix to their product names, which stands for an upgrade to their product line. Also, the transfer speed boost from the HOF Extreme 50S is a pretty big upgrade at almost 25%.

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Galax HOF Extreme 50S Comparison Specs

HOF Extreme 50S

HOF Extreme 50

Maximum number of reads



Max writes



Maximum IOPs

1,500K IOPS

1,500K IOPS


2TB, 4TB

1TB, 2TB


Phison PS5026-E26

Phison PS5026-E26


232 layer NAND flash

232 layer NAND flash




(Image source: Galax)

The new Galax HOF Extreme 50S PCIe 5.0 SSD looks exactly like its predecessor and features the same Phison controller, making us wonder how the ‘S’ model achieved such a spectacular performance boost. It’s natural to think The upgraded model appears to feature new ECC algorithm technology and 5th generation LDPC error correction. There are no other differences in the specs shared so far. The controller, NAND and cache all look the same, but in practice you’ll probably notice other differences. SSD product page is updated.

As far as similarities go, the upgraded SSD is visually identical to its predecessor, right down to the contoured white metal active cooling heatsink that takes advantage of the HOF design.

(Image source: Galax)

The Galax HOF Extreme 50 was launched in slower 1 TB and 2 TB capacities (the performance of the 2 TB model is shown in the table above). Chinese technology media reports that the new HOF Extreme 50S will initially come in a 2TB capacity, followed by a 4TB model eventually.

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